Second Showing


These things we grasp

out of boredom and dread

of a private showing

with our own touched minds.


We applaud each other

for wailing our feelings

and righting the wrongs,

but the stage is elsewhere.


We take the Underground,

pressed and perfumed,

as the rats scuttle unseen

and nothing endures.


And the worms laugh

at our new part in the play

as we fill the space

in 140 characters or less.

© 2015, Gavin Zanker.

Photo by André Zehetbauer licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

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